Jose Contreras

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Jose Contreras MLB Career Stats

78-67 4.57 1173.0 889 1.37

Jose Contreras Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Ariel Contreras
  • Born: 12/6/1971 in Las Martinas, Cuba
  • Debut: March 31, 2003
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MLB Career Stats 78 67 4.57 299 175 9 1173.0 889 1.37
  • Status: Released


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Jose Contreras Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2005 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/14/2009 Chi White Sox AL

MEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Tijuana MEX
2015 Tijuana MEX

Jose Contreras Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2005 3.61 11th in AL
2006 4.27 17th in AL


Season W Rank
2004 13 17th in AL
2005 15 8th in AL
2006 13 23rd in AL


Season SO Rank
2004 150 14th in AL
2005 154 10th in AL


Season SV Rank
2011 5 25th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2005 1.23 14th in AL
2006 1.27 11th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2004 .253 12th in AL
2005 .232 3rd in AL
2006 .256 11th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2005 32 18th in AL
2007 30 25th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2006 1 17th in AL
2007 2 7th in AL
2008 1 16th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2006 1 5th in AL
2007 2 1st in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2005 204.2 17th in AL
2006 196.0 24th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2006 6.15 20th in AL
2007 5.38 9th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2004 1.79 12th in AL
2005 2.05 17th in AL
2006 2.44 22nd in AL
2007 1.82 9th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2004 84 5th in AL
2005 75 4th in AL
2007 62 18th in AL


Season H Rank
2007 232 5th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 31 10th in AL
2005 23 20th in AL
2007 21 21st in AL

Jose Contreras Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 2, 2015 Toros de Tijuana released RHP Jose Contreras.
April 2, 2015 Toros de Tijuana activated RHP Jose Contreras.
February 7, 2015 Toros de Tijuana placed RHP Jose Contreras on the reserve list.
April 1, 2014 RHP Jose Contreras assigned to Toros de Tijuana.
March 22, 2014 Texas Rangers released RHP Jose Contreras.
December 5, 2013 Texas Rangers signed free agent RHP Jose Contreras to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 19, 2013 Pawtucket Red Sox released RHP Jose Contreras.
July 19, 2013 Boston Red Sox signed free agent RHP Jose Contreras to a minor league contract.
July 19, 2013 RHP Jose Contreras assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 18, 2013 Indianapolis Indians released RHP Jose Contreras.
June 17, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Jose Contreras to a minor league contract.
June 17, 2013 RHP Jose Contreras assigned to Indianapolis Indians.
June 13, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates released RHP Jose Contreras.
June 10, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Jose Contreras on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
May 28, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list. Lower Back Inflammation
May 21, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Jose Contreras from the bereavement list.
May 17, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Jose Contreras on the bereavement list.
May 3, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of RHP Jose Contreras from Indianapolis Indians.
April 26, 2013 Jose Contreras assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
April 20, 2013 Jose Contreras assigned to Altoona Curve from Pirates Extended Spring Training.
April 16, 2013 Jose Contreras assigned to Pirates Extended Spring Training from Bradenton Marauders.
April 15, 2013 Jose Contreras assigned to Bradenton Marauders.
February 23, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Jose Contreras to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 3, 2012 RHP Jose Contreras elected free agency.
October 29, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Jose Contreras from the 60-day disabled list.
June 4, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies transferred RHP Jose Contreras from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 2, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list. right elbow strain
April 16, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Jose Contreras from the 15-day disabled list.
April 5, 2012 sent RHP Jose Contreras on a rehab assignment to Clearwater Threshers.
April 3, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Recovering from September 2011 right elbow surgery.
October 19, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Jose Contreras from the 60-day disabled list.
August 31, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies transferred RHP Jose Contreras from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 23, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 20, 2011. Right forearm strain.
May 26, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Jose Contreras from the 15-day disabled list.
May 23, 2011 Reading Phillies sent RHP Jose Contreras on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
May 21, 2011 Jose Contreras assigned to Reading Phillies from Clearwater Threshers.
May 18, 2011 Jose Contreras assigned to Clearwater Threshers.
April 25, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 22, 2011. Right elbow strain.
November 15, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent Jose Contreras.
November 7, 2010 RHP Jose Contreras elected free agency.
January 28, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Jose Contreras.
November 9, 2009 RHP Jose Contreras elected free agency.
September 5, 2009 Colorado Rockies activated RHP Jose Contreras.
August 31, 2009 Chicago White Sox Traded RHP Jose Contreras to Colorado Rockies and Colorado Springs Sky Sox Traded RHP Brandon Hynick to Charlotte Knights.
June 8, 2009 Chicago White Sox recalled Jose Contreras from Charlotte Knights.
May 11, 2009 Chicago White Sox optioned Jose Contreras to Charlotte Knights.

Jose Ariel Contreras Bio Info

José Ariel Contreras... Married, wife's name is Isabel; has 4 children: Naylan, Naylenis, José Jr. and Joseph. ... Defected from Cuba on 10/25/02 during the Americas Series tournament in Santillo, Mexico. ... Played 7 years for the Cuban national team, going 117-50 with a 2.82 ERA. ... Was named Cuba's Male Athlete of the Year 3 times. ... Won a gold medal in the 1999 Pan American Games in Canada, defeating the United States in the finals... Also participated in the 1993 Tournament For The Peace in El Salvador, 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga., 1998 Baseball World Championship in Italy and the Caribbean Games in Venezuela. ... Signed by: Gordon Blakeley.


Combined to go 2-3, 3.00 (11 ER/33.0 IP) with 42 strikeouts in 27 minor league relief appearances with the
Pittsburgh and Boston organizations and also pitched briefly in the majors with the Pirates…signed a minor league contract with Pittsburgh on Feb. 23 and allowed 3 runs in 7.0 innings over 6 appearances with Bradenton (High-A), Altoona (AA), and Indianapolis (AAA) before being purchased by the Pirates on May 3…issued a run in just one of 1st 5 games (2 ER/4.0 IP) before allowing 3 runs in 1.0 total inning in last 2 outings…longest outing was 1.0 inning on 3 occasions…was on the MLB bereavement list from May 17-21…was placed on the 15-day DL on May 28 with lower back inflammation before being activated and released on June 13…was re-signed by Pittsburgh to an Indianapolis contract on June 18 and allowed just one unearned run in 15.1 innings over 12 games, working 11.0 scoreless frames in last 7 outings…was granted his release on July 18 and signed with Boston the next day…posted a 6.52 ERA (7 ER/9.2 IP) in 8 games at Pawtucket (AAA) before being released on Aug. 19…fanned 15 with the PawSox while allowing runs in 2
of the 8 games…was 0-3, 5.88 with 27 strikeouts in 26.0 innings with Licey in the Dominican Winter League.


Opened the season on the Phillies disabled list while continuing to rehab from right elbow surgery the previous September…..made 5 appearances on rehab assignment for Clearwater (High-A) before being activated on April 16…..issued runs in 4 of his 17 outings with the Phillies, working 5.2 scoreless innings in final 7 games…..lone decision was a victory on May 16 at CHC..…threw just 5 pitches on June 1 vs. MIA before leaving with a torn right ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator tendon..…underwent season-ending ligament reconstruction surgery on right elbow on June 20.

2011 Began the season as the closer and was 5-for-5 in save opportunities. ... Did not allow a run through his first 12 appearances of the season (11.1 IP). ... 14 of his 17 appearances were scoreless; allowed 6 ER in 1.1 IP in the other 3 games. ... Held LHH to a .056 AVG (1-18) while RHH hit .313 (10-32) against him. ... Placed on the 15-day DL on 4/25 (retroactive to 4/22) with a flexor pronator strain. ... Was activated on 5/26 and appeared in 9 games (9.00 ERA) before going back on the DL on 6/23 (retroactive to 6/20) with a right forearm strain. ... Underwent season-ending surgery in Los Angeles on 9/2 (Dr. Lewis Yocum). 2010 His 1st full season in the NL and his 1st as a reliever...Led the team in appearances (67)...Finished T-7th among all NL relievers in wins (6)...Averaged 9.1 SO/9.0 IP (57 SO/56.2 IP)...Had 27 SO through his first 19.2 IP, an average of 12.4 SO/9.0 IP...Posted a 1.23 ERA (3 ER, 22.0 IP) through his first 25 appearances...Held opponents to a .209 (14-67) avg with RISP, including 0-for-18 to start the season...56 of his 67 appearances (84%) were scoreless...Had a season-best 12.1-inning (13 G) scoreless streak, 4/23-6/1...Earned his 1st professional save, 5/15 at MIL (0.2 IP, BB, 2 SO); was a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities on the season...Posted a 0.68 ERA (4 ER, 53.0 IP) in 60 of his 67 appearances; allowed 17 ER in 3.2 IP in the other 7 games (41.73 ERA)...Left-handed hitters were limited to 4 hits in their final 27 at-bats against him (.148)...Pitched 4.0 scoreless innings of relief in the postseason (4 G) 2009 Began the season with CWS...Made 21 starts for CWS, his 6th consecutive season with 20-plus starts...Was winless through his first 6 starts before being optioned to Charlotte (AAA) on 5/10; recalled on 6/8...Pitched back-to-back games of 8.0 scoreless innings, 6/8 & 6/13, earning the win in both outings...Named AL Player of the Week, 6/8-14 (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 16.0 IP)...Had a career-best 19.0-inning scoreless streak, 6/8-19...Was traded to COL on 8/31...Earned his 1st career NL win, 9/5 vs ARI; was his 71st career win which ranks 9th all-time among Cubanborn pitchers...Left his start, 9/10 vs CIN, after suffering a right quad strain while running to 1st base on a ground ball in the 3rd inning...Finished the regular season with 4 scoreless relief appearances (5.1 IP)...Made 2 relief appearances in the postseason for COL in the NLDS vs PHI 2008 Went 7-6 with a 4.54 ERA (61 ER/121.0 IP) in 20 starts before suffering a season-ending achilles tendon injury ... ruptured his left achilles tendon on 8/9 vs. Boston while attempting to cover fi rst base in the second inning ... underwent outpatient surgery on 8/11 to repair the tendon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago (procedure performed by Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph and Dr. Simon Lee) ... also was on the disabled list from 7/20-8/9 with right elbow tendinitis ... made 20 or more starts for the fi fth straight season ... lowered his ERA from 5.57 in 2007 to 4.54 ... the White Sox went 11-9 in his starts (11-19 in 2007) ... lasted at least 6.0 IP in 15 starts and 7.0 IP seven times (4-1 with a 1.94 ERA) ... made 11 quality starts, one shy of his 2007 total (12) ... went 4-3 with a 3.25 ERA (22 ER/61.0 IP) at home, compared to 3-3 with a 5.85 ERA (39 ER/60.0 IP) on the road ... ERA was 3.32 in 13 night starts (7.03 during the day) ... 10 of 12 home runs were surrendered to left-handers and 10 were solo ... opponents were successful on 16 of 17 stolen base attempts ... recorded 64.2 percent of his outs on ground balls (210 GO), which would have tied the Yankees Andy Pettitte for the second-highest mark in the American League if qualifi ed ... tossed his fi fth complete game in a loss on 5/4 at Toronto (4 ER/8.0 IP) ... his streak of 19 consecutive hitters retired ended on Adrian Beltre's single in the second inning on 5/9 at Seattle (dating back to 5/4) ... struck out 10 on 5/25 vs. the Angels, his fourth career game with double-digit strikeouts ... went 4-0 with a 1.50 ERA (7 ER/42.0 IP) in six starts from 5/9-6/5 then suffered three consecutive losses from 6/10-21 ... matched his career high with 13 hits allowed on 6/10 at Detroit (6.0 IP) ... allowed nine runs on 10 hits in a loss on 6/21 at the Cubs (3.1 IP), but rebounded in his next start to defeat the crosstown rivals on 6/27 at U.S. Cellular Field (3 ER/6.0 IP) ... made one rehab start with Class AAA Charlotte on 8/3 vs. Durham (3 ER/5.0 IP). 2007 Recorded at least 10 wins and 30 starts in his fourth consecutive season ... tied for second in the major leagues with 17 losses, the most by a White Sox pitcher since 1986 (17, Richard Dotson) ... also finished with the third-highest ERA (5.57) among all pitchers ... his ERA was 1.30 higher than in 2006 (4.27) ... tied for second in the majors with two shutouts and became just the third Sox pitcher since 1996 to throw multiple shutouts in a single season (Mark Buehrle in 2001-02 and Jon Garland in 2005) ... allowed a career-high 232 hits, up from 194 in 2006 ... went 9- 17 with a 5.79 ERA (117 ER/182.0 IP) in 30 starts and 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (7.0 IP) in two relief appearances ... was used out of the bullpen for the first time since 2003 ... Sox went 11-19 in his starts ... made 12 quality starts ... was 4-2 with a 4.02 ERA (24 ER/53.2 IP) in eight starts following his return to the rotation on 8/22 ... lasted at least 6.0 IP on 22 occasions and 7.0 IP nine times ... was 5-10 with a 5.19 ERA (58 ER/100.2 IP) before the All-Star Break (9-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 2006) ... the 10 first-half losses tied for the most in the American League (also three others) ... the 10 losses before the break were one more than his career high over a full season (nine in 2004 and 2006) ... right-handers hit .270 (95-352), compared to .333 (137-411) by left-handers ... surrendered 13 of 21 homers to lefties ... 17 home runs were hit by the opponents No. 1-5 batters (four by No. 6-9) ... seven of 10 wins came at night ... uncorked three wild pitches, down from 20 in 2005 and 16 in 2006 ... tied for third in baseball with 15 hit batsmen ... induced a career-best 19 double plays ... opponents were successful in 25 of 31 (80.6 percent) stolen base attempts ... the 25 stolen bases ranked as the fourth-most in the AL ... was charged with an ALhigh 17 unearned runs ... the Sox committed 19 of their 108 errors while he was on the mound (17.6 percent) ... led all pitchers with six miscues ... posted a 7.80 (26 ER/30.0 IP) in the first inning (5.15 ERA remainder of the game) ... went 1-6 with a 7.26 ERA (39 ER/48.1 IP) vs. AL East foes and 4-2 with a 3.07 ERA (15 ER/44.0 IP) against the West ... made his first-ever Opening Day start and lasted just 1.0 IP, the shortest outing by a Sox pitcher on the club's initial game since Claude "Lefty" Williams also went 1.0 IP in 1917 vs. St. Louis ... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Contreras is the fourth OD starter since 1900 to allow eight runs in less than 2.0 IP, joining Oakland's Dave Stewart in 1995, Minnesota's Brad Havens in 1983 and Toronto's Tom Underwood in 1979 ... also became the first Sox right-hander to garner the OD nod since James Baldwin in 1999 and the first foreign-born Chicago pitcher since Jaime Navarro in 1997- 98 ... earned his 50th career win on 4/27 vs. the Angels ... did not surrender a home run in 48.1 consecutive IP from the sixth inning on 4/27 vs. the Angels (Casey Kotchman) to the second on 6/12 at Philadelphia (Chase Utley), a span of 218 batters faced ... threw his second career shutout (third complete game) on 5/10 at Minnesota, allowing five hits ... lost seven straight starts from 6/24-7/31 with a 10.38 ERA (45 ER/39.0 IP) ... was tagged for a careerhigh 10 runs in 7.1 IP on 7/20 at Boston ... earned the win in relief on 8/8 vs. Cleveland (0 ER/2.0 IP), ending a careerhigh seven-game skid ... marked his first relief appearance since 9/27/03 at Baltimore and second win out of the pen (also 4/14/03 vs. Toronto) ... had made 114 consecutive starts between relief outings ... tossed 5.0 scoreless IP in his final relief work on 8/11 vs. Seattle ... ended a nine-game losing streak as a starter on 8/27 vs. Tampa Bay (4 ER/7.0 IP), his first win from the rotation since 6/18 ... was tagged for a career high 13 hits in a no decision on 9/8 vs. Minnesota ... tossed his third career shutout on 9/19 at Kansas City (5 H) ... went 4-0 with a 2.83 ERA (11 ER/35.0 IP) from 8/27-9/19. 2006 Went 13-9 with a 4.27 ERA (93 ER/196.0 IP) in 30 starts in his second full season with the White Sox ... was part of the first Sox starting rotation to feature five 10-game winners since 1983 (LaMarr Hoyt, Rich Dotson, Floyd Bannister, Jerry Koosman and Britt Burns) ... made 30 starts for the third consecutive season, but fell 4.0 IP shy of reaching the 200.0 IP mark for the second time (204.2 IP in 2005) ... missed his last scheduled start due to a mild strain of his right hamstring ... was selected to his first American League All-Star Team ... was scheduled to be the starting pitcher for the AL but was scratched after starting two days earlier vs. Boston ... his 4.27 ERA was 0.66 higher than his 3.61 mark in 2005, and his nine losses matched his career high (2004) ... ranked 10th in the AL in opponents slugging percentage (.398) and 11th in opponents average (.256) and on-base percentage (.312) ... tied for second in the AL in wild pitches (16) ... made 16 quality starts (11 in the first half) ... was 9-0 with a 3.38 ERA (41 ER/109.1 IP) prior to the All-Star Break and 4-9 with a 5.40 ERA (52 ER/86.2 IP) after the Midsummer Classic ... the nine second-half losses were tied with Tampa Bay's Tim Corcoran for the most in the AL ... his franchise-record 17-game winning streak (17-0, 2.92 ERA) came to an end on 7/14 at Yankee Stadium (4 ER/7.0 IP) ... the streak tied Johan Santana (2004-05) and Dave McNally (1968-69) for the second-longest in the majors over the last 40 years ... was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/5-20 with sciatica ... went 5-0 with a 1.41 ERA (7 ER/44.2 IP) and a .179 opponents average before the injury and 8-9 with a 5.11 ERA (86 ER/151.1 IP) and a .276 average following his return ... the Sox went 15-15 in his starts ... averaged 6.2 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (134 SO) and 5.6 runs of support (121 R) ... went at least 6.0 IP 24 times and 7.0 on 16 occasions ... allowed a career-low 20 home runs (12 to right-handers) ... limited No. 4 hitters to a .198 (16-81) average ... posted a 6.84 ERA (19 ER/25.0 IP) in interleague play ... was 7-3 at home and 6-6 on the road ... allowed 21 stolen bases, tied for third in the AL ... averaged 101.3 pitches per start, 11th-most in the AL ... was named the AL Pitcher of the Month for April, going 4-0 with a 1.45 ERA (6 ER/37.1 IP) in five starts ... also garnered the award in September 2005, becoming the first player to win the award in back-to-back months in club history and the first since Santana in 2004 (July, August and September) ... combined with Boone Logan (1.0 IP) and Cliff Politte (1.0) on a one-hitter on 4/17 vs. Kansas City, the first by the Sox since 5/25/1979 vs. California ... retired 14 consecutive batters in a victory on 5/4 vs. Seattle (1 ER/7.1 IP) ... set career highs in strikeouts in back-to-back starts with 11 on 6/12 at Texas and 13 on 6/17 at Cincinnati ... the 24 strikeouts in consecutive starts were the most by a Sox pitcher in one season since Bart Johnson also fanned 24 in September 1971 ... on 6/12 at Texas, became the first Sox pitcher to strike out at least 10 batters without a walk since Wilson Alvarez fanned 11 vs. the Rangers on 7/26/96 ... was 3-0 in June despite a 6.21 ERA (26 ER/37.2 IP) ... recorded his first career shutout on 8/11 vs. Detroit, allowing three hits ... gave up seven runs in backto- back starts on 8/16 vs. Kansas City (6.2 IP) and 8/21 at Detroit (5.0 IP) ... lasted a season-low 2.2 IP on 8/26 vs. Minnesota (5 ER) ... posted a 7.50 ERA (25 ER/30.0 IP) in August ... was removed from his final start on 9/22 vs. Seattle after 1.2 IP with a right hamstring injury ... agreed to terms on a threeyear contract on 4/1 ... under the terms of the extension, he will make $9 million in 2007 and $10 million in 2008 and 2009. 2005 Established career highs in victories (15), starts (32), IP (204.2) and strikeouts (154) in his first full season with the White Sox ... was one of three Sox starters with at least 15 wins, the first time the club has accomplished the feat since 1993 (Jack McDowell -22, Alex Fernandez - 18, Wilson Alvarez - 15) ... was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for September after going 6-0 with a 1.99 ERA (10 ER/45.1 IP) in six starts ... the six wins tied Rich Dotson (1983) and Jim Kaat (1974) for the second most victories by a Sox pitcher in September since 1969 ... went 11-2 with a 2.96 ERA (34 ER/103.1 IP) following the All- Star Break after going 4-5 with a 4.26 ERA (48 ER/101.1 IP) prior to the Midsummer Classic ... the 11 victories in the second half tied for the most in baseball with Houston's Andy Pettitte and were the most by a Sox pitcher since LaMarr Hoyt in 1983 (15) ... ranked among the AL leaders in opponents average (3rd, .232),hits per 9.0 IP (3rd, 7.8), wins (T8th) and ERA (11th) ... ended the season on an eight-game winning streak, going 8-0 with a 2.09 ERA (14 ER/60.1 IP) in eight starts ... allowed four runs in 25.0 IP (1.44 ERA) over his final three outings ... made 18 quality starts, including eight of his last 10 ... left-handers batted .231 (89-386) and right-handers .233 (88-377) ... limited opponents to five hits in 80 at-bats (.063) with an 0-2 count ... threw 20 wild pitches, tied with teammate Freddy Garcia for the franchise record and the most in the AL ... opponents were successful on 28 of 30 stolen base attempts ... induced 15 double play grounders ... the Sox were 21-11 in his starts ... received 4.4 runs of support per game, second-lowest among Sox starters ... was 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP) vs. the Yankees ... did not factor in the decision in his first five starts, despite a 3.04 ERA (9 ER/26.2 IP) ... allowed four home runs on 6/13 vs. Arizona ... lost consecutive decisions once (6/25 vs. the Cubs and 7/1 at Oakland) ... threw 7.0 scoreless IP with three hits allowed on 8/9 at Yankee Stadium ... did not issue a walk in three consecutive starts for the first time in his career from 8/21-9/1 ... scattered 11 hits in a win on 8/21 vs. the Yankees (1 ER/8.0 IP) ... tossed first career complete game on 9/23 vs. Minnesota, allowing one run on six hits with nine strikeouts ... did not yield a home run in nine of his last 10 starts ... went 0-3 at the plate with a walk and two stikeouts ... Went 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA (11 ER/32.0 IP) in four starts as the White Sox won their first World Championship since 1917 ... struck out 14 while walking just two ... all four starts were quality ... held the opposition to a .222 (26-117) average ... started Game 1 of each series ... earned his first World Series victory in Game 1 vs. Houston, allowing three runs on six hits in 7.0 IP ... matched a World Series record with three hit batsmen (also Pittsburgh's Bruce Kison in Game 4 of the 1971 World Series) and two in one inning (third time, last St. Louis' Wayne Granger in Game 6 of the 1968 World Series) ... went 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA (6 ER/17.1 IP) in two ALCS starts ... suffered Chicago's lone playoff loss in Game 1 of the ALCS vs. the Angels (3 ER/8.1 IP) ... the defeat ended his nine-game winning streak dating to the regular season ... was the winning pitcher as the Sox clinched the AL championship in Game 5 at Angel Stadium, tossing Chicago's fourth straight complete game (3 ER/9.0 IP) ... threw the last of the Sox four consecutive complete-game victories vs. the Angels, the first time the feat was accomplished in a postseason since the 1928 Yankees (Waite Hoyt - 2, George Pipgras and Tom Zachary) ... notched his first postseason victory in his first playoff start in Game 1 of the ALDS vs. Boston ... allowed two runs in 7.2 IP of the Sox 14-2 win. 2004 Combined to go 13-9 with a 5.50 ERA (104 ER/170.1 IP) and 150 strikeouts in 31 starts between the White Sox and Yankees ... was acquired from the Yankees with cash considerations on 7/31 in return for pitcher Esteban Loaiza ... was 5-4 with a 5.30 ERA (44 ER/74.2 IP) in 13 starts with the Sox after going 8-5 with a 5.64 ERA (60 ER/95.2 IP) in 18 starts with the Yankees ... ranked seventh in the American League with an average of 7.9 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... his 5.50 ERA (104 ER/170.1 IP) was the fourth-highest in the AL ... led the AL in wild pitches (17), ranked fifth in walks allowed (84), and 10th in runs of support per game (6.34) and home runs allowed (31) ... 21 of his 31 home runs surrendered were solo ... ERA was 4.72 (39 ER/74.1 IP) at home and 6.09 (65 ER/96.0 IP) on the road ... opponents batted .253 (166-657) ... made 13 quality starts and averaged 5.5 IP per start ... was 13-2 with a 2.93 ERA (39 ER/120.0 IP) in 18 starts when lasting at least 6.0 IP, compared to 0-7 with a 11.62 ERA (65 ER/ 50.1 IP) in 13 games with less than 6.0 IP ... went 5-1 with a 2.97 ERA (22 ER/66.2 IP) in 10 starts vs. AL Central teams ... posted a 6.97 ERA in April and May combined, but rebounded to record a 3.81 ERA in June ... made his Sox debut in a victory at Kansas City on 8/3, allowing two earned runs on five hits over 6.0 IP ... became the 13th Cuban-born player (seventh pitcher) to appear in a game for the White Sox and first since Jose Canseco in 2001 ... earned his first career victory over Boston on 8/13 at Fenway Park (4 ER/6.0 IP) ... entered the game with an 0-4 lifetime mark and a 16.43 ERA against the Red Sox ... matched his season high with eight runs allowed in 1.2 IP on 9/7 at Texas ... tossed 8.0 scoreless IP on 10/3 at Kansas City, allowing just two hits ... took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Ruben Gotay singled to leadoff the frame ... lost his season debut on 4/9 vs. the White Sox (5 ER/5.1 IP) ... went 1-2 with a 9.47 ERA (20 ER/19.0 IP) in his first five starts before being optioned to Class A Tampa on 5/5 ... was transferred to Class AAA Columbus on 5/11 ... went 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA (5 ER/13.2 IP) in two starts with the Clippers ... struck out 12 batters on 5/16 vs. Buffalo ... was recalled by the Yankees on 5/21 ... posted a no decision on 5/22 at Texas (1 ER/6.0 IP) ... lasted just 0.2 IP on 6/2 vs. Baltimore (5 R/1 ER), his shortest career start ... struck out a career-high 10 batters on 6/27 vs. the Mets ... worked into the ninth inning for the first time in his career on 7/15 at Detroit, matching a career high with 8.0 IP ... issued 40 walks over his last 11 starts, an average of 5.9 per 9.0 IP (60.2 IP). 2003 Split his first major-league season with the Yankees between the bullpen and the starting rotation ... was 6-1 with a 2.34 ERA (15 ER/57.2 IP) in nine starts and 1-1 with a 7.43 ERA (11 ER/13.1 IP) in nine relief appearances ... limited opponents to a .202 (52-257) average, including a .184 (38-207) average as a starter ... averaged a team-high 9.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... was 3-1 with a 4.62 ERA (13 ER/25.1 IP) before the break and 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA (13 ER/45.2 IP) in the second half ... posted a 1.65 ERA (5 ER/27.1) at home, compared to 4.33 (21 ER/43.2 IP) on the road ... became the 12th Cuban-born player to appear in a game for the Yankees when he made his major-league debut in relief on 3/31 at Toronto (2 ER/1.2 IP) ... also struck out four batters ... earned first win on 4/14 vs. Toronto (1 ER/1.2 IP) ... was 1-0 with a 10.80 ERA (6 ER/5.0 IP) in five relief appearances before being optioned to Class AAA Columbus on 4/19 ... was recalled on 5/20 and suffered his first loss in relief that night at Boston (5 ER/1.2 IP) ... tossed 4.0 scoreless IP of relief on 5/24 vs. Toronto ... threw 7.0 shutout IP in his first start on 5/30 at Detroit, allowing two hits ... was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/7-8/24 with a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder ... struck out 15 batters for Class A Staten Island in second rehab start on 8/16 vs. Jamestown (7.0 IP) ... picked up the victory on 8/24 vs. Baltimore with 7.0 scoreless frames, his third straight and first since returning from the disabled list ... tossed a season-high 8.0 shutout IP on 9/23 at the White Sox ... also struck out a season-best nine batters ... registered lone hold with 2.0 scoreless IP in relief in his final appearance on 9/27 vs. Baltimore ... was 3-0 with a 1.51 ERA (6 ER/35.2 IP) in September. Went 2-0 with a 2.78 ERA (4 ER/27.2 IP) in four combined stops in the Yankees farm system ... won his first start with Class AAA Columbus on 4/29 at Toledo (0 ER/5.0 IP) ... struck out 18 batters in three starts with the Clippers (15.0 IP) ... made one relief appearance with Class AA Trenton (0 ER/1.2 IP) ... Went 0-2 with a 5.73 ERA (7 ER/11.0 IP) and 17 strikeouts in eight postseason appearances ... six of eight outings were scoreless ... appeared in four games each in the ALCS victory over Boston and in the World Series loss to Florida ... earned holds in Games 2 and 3 of the ALCS ... suffered the loss in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium (3 ER/1.1 IP) ... struck out 10 batters in 6.1 IP of the Fall Classic ... threw 2.0 scoreless IP in Game 4 at Florida, fanning four ... suffered the loss in Game 5, giving up four runs on five hits over 3.0 IP.